HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Braunschweig Prize 2003 for Molecular Cancer Therapy

Ten years ago the medic began working with the compound Imatinib that works against chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and is commercially known as Glivec. Glivec blocks a protein that triggers the uncontrolled reproduction of white blood cells. "The name Brian Druker has become synonymous with a breakthrough in cancer therapy," said Braunschweig's mayor and chairman of the jury, Dr. Gert Hoffmann on the 8th of July after the vote of the council. Every year approximately 1700 people in Germany fall ill with CML. Some of the first patients to be treated with Glivec came from Germany.

Druker received his M.D. in 1981 from the University of California in San Diego. At Harvard Medical School he specialized in cancer research. Since 1993, Druker leads leukemia research at the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute in Portland (USA). He is Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and JELDWEN Chair of Leukemia Research. On the 27th of October he will accept the Braunschweig prize at the congress "Life in Tomorrow's World."

The American cancer researcher Prof. Dr. Brian Druker will be recognised for his research into molecular cancer ther-apy with the 50,000 Euro Braunschweig Prize, the highest research prize from a German city.

The 48-year-old medic is regarded as the pathfinder of the first tailor-made pill for the treatment of cancer. Ten years ago, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company No-vartis, he identified the compound Imatinib, which in the meantime has become commercially available as Glivec. In contrast to chemotherapy that attacks both healthy and diseased cells, Imatinib targets a single protein that trig-gers the uncontrolled growth of white blood cells in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Every year approximately 1700 people in Germany fall ill with this blood cancer.

A recent study involving 1006 patients, comparing Glivec to standard therapy for CML, led by Druker, had to be stopped early because
'"/>

Contact: Jrgen Sperber
juergen.sperber@braunschweig.de
49-531-470-2212
Stadtverwaltung Braunschweig
8-Jul-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize
2. Winner of 2004 EMBO Science Writing Prize announced
3. Fox Chase Cancer Centers Alfred Knudson Jr. named 2004 Kyoto Prize winner
4. Stuart Lipton honored with Jung Prize for Medicine
5. 2004 Max Planck Research Prize for Martin Vingron and Eugene W. Myers
6. Scripps research scientist wins 2004 Koch Prize
7. Ohio State wetlands professor wins prestigious Water Prize
8. Tony Hunter and Raymond N. DuBois awarded Landon-AACR Prizes for Cancer Research
9. Leibniz Prizewinners 2004
10. Roderick MacKinnon wins 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
11. Illinois professor wins Nobel Prize

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Braunschweig Prize for Molecular Cancer Therapy

(Date:11/7/2014)... November 6, 2014 Leading Biometric companies ... mobile security revolutionizing online transactions.  Companies in focus today are: ... (NYSE: BABA ), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY ) and MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: ... and NXTDW), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... asset for a predator. Except when that predator runs so ... relative to its size, is the fastest creature on Earth. ... per second (at about five miles per hour). The fastest ... sprinting gold from the tiger beetle, a person would have ... beetle has a problem. At peak speeds, everything becomes a ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... his career to understanding the Earth,s climate and ... As deputy director and regional climatologist for the ... Institute, Redmond has more than three decades of ... climate data to the general public. , At ... on December 15-19, 2014 the American Geophysical Union ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 2Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 3Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 4Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 5Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 6The tiger beetle: Too fast to see 2Nevada climatologist to be honored at AGU Fall Meeting for lifetime of public outreach 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 2014 Deep ... Industry is a professional and in-depth research report ... Dihydrazide information, like its definition, classification, application, and ... This report covers the international market analysis, including ... as the US, Europe, Asia, China, Japan etc. ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... and London (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 Two ... will explore what comes next for ALS research and how ... , After the Ice Bucket Challenge: Where Does the ... Date: Tuesday, 2 December 2014, Time: 1:30pm ET, ... , Join expert speaker Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, Julianne Dorn Professor ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 On November ... at the 2014 Emerging Medical Technologies Summit in San ... Awards. Widely regarded among Silicon Valley investors and ... device innovation, the win also positions Briteseed to ... Innovator competition in 2015 and compete with other elite ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014 , Todd ... Mariano Rodríguez es elegid vicepresidente senior de ... KLOX está en marcha para comenzar de forma rápida la ... de reciente aprobación en Europa   , ... al anunciar los siguientes nombramientos: Todd Martensen ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Adipic Dihydrazide Industry 2019 Research Forecasts on Worldwide, China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Adipic Dihydrazide Industry 2019 Research Forecasts on Worldwide, China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3DrugDev Webinars in December to Explore What Comes Next for ALS Research and How We Can Make Life Easier for Clinical Sites 2Insight Product Development Accelerator Member Wins MedTech Innovator Award Competition 2Insight Product Development Accelerator Member Wins MedTech Innovator Award Competition 3KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 2KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 3KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 4KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 5
Cached News: